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Secret - I Love Reading Children's Books

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A lot of kids books
I do not like green eggs and ham, but I like the book. Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.Net


Having stopped university, questioned my values and therefore have undergone a huge change in habits; life has been a little difficult for me. Without going into detail, conflict situations and a hospitalisation due to depression have left me feeling somewhat vulnerable.

Instead of pursuing a typical job based on what others believe is worthwhile and not really what I was a hundred percent me; it has left me nonetheless with a sense of loss.

Without beating around the bush, I still suffer depression, and that is difficult for me. I often feel I lack the social supports I see hold together a lot of my peers lives.

However, I shall move to what this article is meant to be about - the joy that can be found in reading children’s books - for you! That is I am an un-married woman of 37 years of age, and I am not talking about being one of these young mums who takes their children to the local library to read for them.

The motivation was as a freelance writer that I now consider myself to be, to get a feel for the themes and styles that children’s books were written in. For example, Dr Suess. The goal was, if I read enough of them, I could get used to the kinds of things that were discussed when writing for children; what language and tone was used, and what underlying messages were successfully conveyed in a voice and genre suitable for children.

However, as I sat down on a beanbag in the Children’s section of my local library, making myself comfortable; I began to read a Dr Suess book. I was with my friend, and as we appreciated the humour of the book, that could be appreciated by adults as well; I found myself laughing out loud.
It was a long time since a book had brought me so much joy!

And, as anyone who has suffered from depression knows, concentration can be a real task. This is not an issue with children’s books. They’re pure enjoyment.

I ended up borrowing ten or so books, both for myself, and to get used the genre.

At present I am reading the famous A Series Of Unfortunate Events. It revives the child-like joy in me which revels in imaginative tales of a totally non-serious nature. It also prepares me for what I would like to try to do myself - freelance write for kids. It is distracting me, and it makes me laugh out loud.

I can’t wait to go again to the local library, and go to the kid’s section. A very healing experience.

# Children
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# Healing
# Depression
# Life
# Life Skills
# Coping Mechanisms
# Joy
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